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About  Independence Gallery

Original art for Original people.


Independence Gallery features a wonderful collection of original art in a variety of forms, from talented Northern Colorado Artists.


Independence Gallery is location in the heart of downtown Loveland Colorado. 

Art forms include original paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, mosaic, photography, and fine art reproductions.


The Gallery is owned and operated by Billie J. Colson.Along with being  one of the many artists showcasing their work, Billie also offers custom framing for any of your framing needs. 

Inside Indepenence Gallery
About Billie Colson
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I've been drawing since I was little.  It's funny, when I was little, I drew horses, cats and dogs.  It seems like I still like that subject matter. 

My subject matter is varied.  I am inspired by what is happening around me at the moment.  In the fall,
I'm inspired to paint fall scenes. In the spring time the flowers are popping up everywhere.  I'm not great at growing them, but thankfully my neighbors are.
I like to create artwork to make people smile.  With my funny birds and animals I love seeing the reactions of people to my funny work. Even with some of my more serious work,

I try to include a bit of whimsy to the painting in some small way.  Sometimes a funny title helps with that. 

One of the things I love about having the Gallery is that it gives me an opportunity to meet with the art buying public and see what they respond to.  

I don't think I'll ever get tired of doing artwork.  There are just too many things that call to me to create. 

Custom  Framing
Frame designers for Independence Gallery.

With 30 years of framing experience between them, Billie Colson & Melissa Barbee make a great team for your framing needs. 

Billie, as an artist herself is quick to come up with design ideas for your framing.  After her move to Colorado, in 1998 she started framing and now has 25 years of experience. 

Melissa is also a skilled artist. You will be amazed by her attention to detail and creative ideas about shadowbox framing.  She found a mentor who nurtured her skills and encouraged her earn her certification through the Professional Picture Framers Association.

Throughout the years she has framed everything from children’s art to priceless historical documents and many things in between.

We'd love to hear from you!

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